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    Sale 5309

    Fine Printed Books & Manuscripts

    2 June 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 248

    LA CHAU, Geraud de and Gaspar MICHEL called Le Blond. Description des principales pierres gravées du cabinet de S.A.S. Monseigneur le duc d'Orléans. Paris: La Chau et Le Blond, 1780-84. 2 volumes, 2° (324 x 205mm). Engraved frontispiece by Saint-Aubin after Cochin, title-vignettes, head and tailpieces and 179 plates by Saint-Aubin, half-titles (occasional light browning). Later sheep-backed boards, gilt spines with contrasting lettering and numbering pieces (foot of spines chipped, joints and corners rubbed). Cicognara 2801 'Bella anzi magnifica Raccolta'; Cohen-de Ricci 542 (mentioning 7 plates of 'medailles spintriennes', not present in this copy). (2)

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    LA CHAU, Geraud de and Gaspar MICHEL called Le Blond. Description des principales pierres gravées du cabinet de S.A.S. Monseigneur le duc d'Orléans. Paris: La Chau et Le Blond, 1780-84. 2 volumes, 2° (324 x 205mm). Engraved frontispiece by Saint-Aubin after Cochin, title-vignettes, head and tailpieces and 179 plates by Saint-Aubin, half-titles (occasional light browning). Later sheep-backed boards, gilt spines with contrasting lettering and numbering pieces (foot of spines chipped, joints and corners rubbed). Cicognara 2801 'Bella anzi magnifica Raccolta'; Cohen-de Ricci 542 (mentioning 7 plates of 'medailles spintriennes', not present in this copy). (2)


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